Your kids are home for spring break.  Now what are you going to do with them?

My kids have two weeks off for spring break.  In the past, we have taken road trips or had visiting relatives.  These things are exciting.

This year, there are no travel plans.  No incoming relatives.  No big exciting trip to put on the calendar.

BUT – that doesn’t mean spring break can’t be memorable!  You can create spring break activities for your kids that are relevant to Easter.

After all, anticipating Easter isn’t about packing up a suitcase and being entertained for a week straight.  The most meaningful thing we can do in the next week is to commemorate Easter.  So how can we as parents translate that to a toddler, preschooler or elementary school aged kid?

One idea might be to make a fun “TO DO” list for the Easter vacation.  Put it on nice paper, use your creative juices, and present a list to your kids of the highlights they can expect for Easter week.

Here’s an example of a list you might put together:


  • Ice cream night
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Good Friday service
  • Do Unto Others (Think of a child you know who could use some encouragement.  Deliver a small Easter candy or gift along with a note.)
  • Visit to the library
  • Walk around the neighborhood
  • Bike ride in the park
  • Movie night (look for an Easter themed movie)
  • 10 Easter Moments*
  • Easter Sunday service


*I’ll tell you more about 10 Easter Moments in my next post

Arlene Pellicane

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